World Cerebral Palsy Day takes place on Sunday 6th October. The world’s focus will be on the 17 million people with CP and the 350 million people who support them.
World Cerebral Palsy Day is a social movement and a day to celebrate and affirm the lives of people living with cerebral palsy. The project was launched in 2012 by Cerebral Palsy Alliance and United Cerebral Palsy.
On this date Cerebral Palsy Sport are holding a training camp for swimmers and athletes, its annual Awards ceremony and AGM at the University of Nottingham. As recognition and celebration of the day, members and participants are encouraged to wear green and a #MoveAsOne activity will also be included in the day.
For a condition that affects so many people around the world, cerebral palsy receives very little media and public interest. #GoGreen4CP aims to combat that, with nearly 200 landmarks around the world confirmed to light up green on Sunday, October 6.
This will go an incredibly long way in raising awareness for people with cerebral palsy, starting a conversation about inclusion and quality of life.
To find out which landmarks are going green, visit the Go Green Map.
Why not wear green on World CP Day!
CPISRA and World CP Day have partnered to promote the benefits of sport and physical activity on the quality of life for people with cerebral palsy and related conditions:
“Together, we can get moving. Together, we can be strong.
Together, we can show the World what we can do.“
World CP Day want to to encourage people with CP and related conditions to enjoy the benefits of making sport part of their everyday lives, while showcasing to the World what our community is capable of.
Anyone and everyone with cerebral palsy and related conditions along with their friends, families and communities are encouraged to do up to 30 minutes of physical activity at 1pm on World CP day 2019. This will create a wave of physical activity of the whole community of people with cerebral palsy all over the World – starting in New Zealand and ending in Alaska!
Use the hash tag #CPMoveAsOne to share what you’re up to!
Find out more about the campaign and lots of ideas to support the day here.
You can also add information about yourself to a world map here !